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The Gossips Cafe

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The Square, Yarmouth, England
+44 1983 760646
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8:30 am - 5:00 pm
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Hours:
Sun - Sat 8:30 am - 5:00 pm
Dining options: Dinner, Brunch, Breakfast, Lunch, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Free Wifi, Full Bar, Highchairs Available, Outdoor Seating, Parking Available, Reservations, Serves Alcohol, Takeout, Wheelchair Accessible

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  • 118
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  • 109
    Very good
  • 50
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  • 33
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  • 13
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Rating summary
  • Food
    3.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 stars
Consistently good

We live locally and visit Gossips now and again throughout the year as it is one of the few places that stays open during the winter. It is great on a cold winters day to get a seat by the window and watch the ferries while supping a decent coffee and there is always a good selection of cakes and... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed August 25, 2015
John B
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Sandown, United Kingdom
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Wakefield
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43 reviews
33 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 21 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed September 2, 2015 NEW

The view from this cafe is beautiful, looking right across the solent. With this location comes cost though, and whilst coffee etc isn't bad, cakes are fantastically expensive. Very tasty yes but enough to give you, and your bank manager, a shock. Wasps are a pain, buzzing around the windows. So a great view, decent coffee. Wasps and prices are... More 

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London, United Kingdom
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed August 31, 2015 NEW

Overpriced food of average quality - indifferent staff! Wasps are a real problem - there were tons the day we visited for lunch - awful!

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Great Dunmow, United Kingdom
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7 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 28, 2015 NEW

It's a cafe so no different from any other. The view is excellent. The chairs a little uncomfortable, and the wasps were making their presence felt. But to eat and run is perfectly adequate.

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London, United Kingdom
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 26, 2015

A lovely, traditional cafe set right on the edge of the sea. Great to get a spot near the window and watch the ferries and boats come and go. We only ever popped in for drinks and cakes (which were delicious) but there were quite a few wasps around. Whilst having a cream tea, my young daughter got stung by... More 

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Christchurch, United Kingdom
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed August 26, 2015

This was busy on a rainy and windy day and looked inviting. There were 9 staff but only one serving meaning a long queue and wait. The cakes weren't priced so my advice is check the price and size of the slice before you buy then you won't be shocked by the results! The speciality chocolate drink was expensive and... More 

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Sandown, United Kingdom
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 25, 2015

We live locally and visit Gossips now and again throughout the year as it is one of the few places that stays open during the winter. It is great on a cold winters day to get a seat by the window and watch the ferries while supping a decent coffee and there is always a good selection of cakes and... More 

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 23, 2015

Dropped in here on the way home for a drink and light lunch. Not very accessible for the wheelchair and the indoor space is small so everyone seemed on top of each other at the door/counter. Simple food was decent quality even if we were plagued by wasps (even indoors). The view was rather lovely thou.

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Portsmouth, United Kingdom
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 74 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 23, 2015

The location of this cafe, at the end of Yarmouth pier, is hard to beat, and it is unsurprisingly very busy during the summer season. We popped in for a cup of coffee and it was OK but no more than that - rather weak, but perfectly drinkable. The range of cakes looked very appealing but we somehow resisted temptation... More 

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Lichfield, United Kingdom
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 41 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 23, 2015

This is the best value in town, trouble is they are not open in the evening. In comparison to other eating houses in Yarmouth he prices here are very reasonable.

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Oxfordshire, United Kingdom
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 22, 2015

I can't really comment on the taste of the food as whilst in the que I looked into the kitchen which had it's door open and to my horror I saw the chef eating from a container after he had plated an order up. THEN cleaned his fingers by putting them fully into his mouth After his fingers were cleaned... More 

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: The Square, Yarmouth, England
  • Location: Europe  >  United Kingdom (UK)  >  England  >  Isle of Wight  >  Yarmouth
  • Phone Number: +44 1983 760646

Price and Cuisine

  • Average Prices: USD 5 - 18
  • Cuisine: Cafe, British
Open Hours
Sunday
8:30 am - 5:00 pm
Monday
8:30 am - 5:00 pm
Tuesday
8:30 am - 5:00 pm
Wednesday
8:30 am - 5:00 pm
Thursday
8:30 am - 5:00 pm
Friday
8:30 am - 5:00 pm
Saturday
8:30 am - 5:00 pm

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  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?